Check out this budget friendly makeover a friend of mine did recently on an old lamp that her daughter no longer wanted!
This lamp has been in our family for many years and passed down to my daughter when she was younger.
It was adorable, but she has outgrown the “little girl” look!
When I noticed she had removed it from her room, I decided to give it a makeover. I had some General Finishes Driftwood paint leftover from another project so I used it to give the base a fresh new look.
I also purchased a new shade for the lamp, which turned out to be more of a project. I didn't pay attention to the shade fitting on the base before I went shopping, so I just chose the shade that I liked, thinking it would work.
When I got home, I realized I bought a traditional harp style shade, but my base requires an UNO style shade:( I researched a little to try to figure out a way to make it work and ultimately decided to remove the frame from the old hat shade and wire it to my new shade. This way I didn't have to spend any money on adapters, or spend more time looking for another shade:)
The white frame is what was in the hat shade, so I used floral wire to attach it to the silver frame on the new shade ~ it worked perfectly!
I think it turned out great, and we will get many more years of use out of this old lamp. Such an easy way to repurpose something we've loved for so long!
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